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12th-25th June 2023

Working with Willow at Brogdale

One day Working with Willow course with Pat McFarlane

Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm House, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ, UK

Book Here - https://brogdalecollections.or...

A one day course introducing you to the traditional craft of working with willow & basket weaving. Get hands on practice and learn the skills you need to work with willow and make baskets. Perfect for those new to basket weaving as well as those wishing to rekindle their skills.

Our one-day Working with Willow course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known. Basket weaving remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! During the one-day course you will learn the traditional skills necessary to work with willow and weave baskets. Once you have the basic skills the possibilities are endless for what you can go on to make at home.

Start the day learning about the different types of willow, handling the material, and discovering why and how the particular willows are used. Spend the rest of the day learning the process of making a small basket suitable for fruit, bread and other small items. Use locally grown willow to make your basket and take your finished creation home at the end of the day.